Plant Guide to Pacific Crest Trail North of SR74, San Jacinto Mountains - Garner Valley Area

Introduction and Explanation of Plant Trail Guides

Highlights of This Trail
Fieldwork Dates and Summary of List Changes With Time
Botanical Trip Reports
The Plant Guide
Comments On Specific Species


This is a guide to the section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) north of SR74 at the extreme eastern edge of Garner / Pine Valley. The trailhead is one mile east of the intersection of SR371 (from Anza) and SR74 at "Paradise Corner", and 0.4 miles west of the Santa Rosa Summit, the eastern edge of Garner / Pine Valley. There is a parking area on the north side of the road, which is signed in both directions along SR74 at a distance of 1000 feet from the turnoff to the parking area.

Highlights of This Trail

This is a beautiful trail! It begins in the flattish vernally-moist Garner Valley meadow area, traverses through a sea of chaparral dominated by chamise and red shanks, and then enters an incredibly-beautiful exposed rock area. One PCT through-hiker said that this was one of his favorite sections of the PCT!

The botanical highlights of this trail are:

Number of Unique Taxa On This Trail

The following histogram gives the number of trails and floras in our database that contain each taxon on this trail. We had 344 of our trails and floras in our database when this histogram was made. A number of "1" means the taxon has only been found on this trail among the trails in our database.

Number of Trails
Containing A Taxon
Number Of Taxa
On This Trail
% of Taxa
On This Trail
Total Taxa234100%

The species found only on this trail in our database, or on only a few other trails, are:

Number of Trails
Containing A Taxon
Scientific Name
1Collinsia parryi
1Montia fontana
1Abronia nana var. covillei
2Chaenactis glabriuscula var. lanosa
2Agrostis stolonifera
2Nemacladus ramosissimus
3Calochortus palmeri var. munzii
3Cryptantha pterocarya var. purpusii
3Chaenactis parishii
4Quercus palmeri
4Dieteria asteroides
4Pinus quadrifolia
4Tetradymia comosa
4Draba verna
4Githopsis diffusa ssp. candida

Some of these are present in our surveys that have not yet been entered into our database. Although the number of trails may thus be higher, by and large these are species that are not often encountered by us.

Fieldwork Dates and Summary of List Changes With Time

Histogram not updated from 4/19/09 and later work.

The following table gives the dates the trail was walked and taxa recorded. After each visit, the table gives the total number of taxa on the list and the breakdown of the taxa without positive identification. See Explanation of Plant Trail Guides to understand the symbols below.

Visit DateVisit ## taxa# "?"# "sp"# "~"# "ssp"

The fieldwork on 10/16/2008 was to mile 3.20; on 10/22/08 to mile 2.67, and on 10/25/08 to mile 4.16.

Botanical Trip Reports

The Plant Guide

This guide uses the names in the Jepson Manual 2012 Second Edition, with some minor changes.

See also Plant Checklist in Family Order.

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MileS#id?Common NameScientific Name#here#all
0.00   Begin trail on north side of parking lot, elevation 4925 feet (1500 m). Check for creeping wild rye, Leymus triticoides, in first part of trail. The first 24 species are found in the first 0.01 miles of trail, and are listed in alphabetical order
0.00 1 bur-ragweed Ambrosia acanthicarpa50 / 648
0.00 2 *downy brome Bromus tectorum99 / 9111
0.00 3 strigose suncup Camissonia strigulosa30 / 323
0.00 4~San Bernardino suncup Camissoniopsis confusa99 / 914
0.00 5 rattlesnake weed Chamaesyce albomarginata40 / 729
0.00 6 California-aster Corethrogyne filaginifolia30 / 7115
0.00 7 sapphire woolly-star Eriastrum sapphirinum40 / 522
0.00 8 Davidson's buckwheat Eriogonum davidsonii99 / 965
0.00 9 *redstem filaree Erodium cicutarium99 / 9159
0.00 10 *shortpod mustard Hirschfeldia incana30 / 282
0.00 11 *foxtail barley Hordeum murinum40 / 332
0.00 12 goldfields Lasthenia gracilis10 / 330
0.00 13 wild pepper-grass Lepidium virginicum ssp. menziesii20 / 425
0.00 14 sticky lessingia Lessingia glandulifera var. glandulifera50 / 515
0.00 15 *pineapple weed Matricaria discoidea40 / 236
0.00 16 thread plant Nemacladus longiflorus var. longiflorusV / 5
0.00 17 combseed Pectocarya penicillata10 / 113
0.00 18 Palmer's oak Quercus palmeri20 / 54
0.00 19 blue elderberry Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea2 / 2109
0.00 20 *Mediterranean schismus Schismus barbatus20 / 2119
0.00 21 *tumble-mustard Sisymbrium altissimum99 / 341
0.00 22 desert globemallow Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa10 / 918
0.00 23 slender wreathplant Stephanomeria exigua ssp. deanei20 / 925
0.00 24 *puncture-vine Tribulus terrestris / 11
0.00   The following six species are off-trail, visible from the first 0.01 mile of trail, do not have abundances given and are not numbered here (if found on trail later, they are numbered there):
0.00   Mexican manzanita Arctostaphylos pungens /
0.00   cupped-leaf ceanothus Ceanothus perplexans /
0.00   birch-leaf mountain-mahogany Cercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides /
0.00   San Diego pea Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii /
0.00   purple nightshade Solanum xanti /
0.00   Mohave yucca Yucca schidigera /
    The following two species were found on or near the trail in the first six miles, but without a location recorded:
  25 annual malacothrix Malacothrix clevelandii1 / 18
  26~southern suncup Camissoniopsis bistorta / 16
    Species are now in order along the trail
0.01l  (cut-down dead pine, Pinus jeffreyi?)
0.01r  (wild tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus)
0.01r27 coastal gilia Gilia diegensis99 / 917
0.01r28 big sagebrush Artemisia tridentata30 / 943
0.01r29 matchweed Gutierrezia sarothrae99 / 932
0.01r  (Munz's mariposa lily, Calochortus palmeri var. munzii)
0.01l30 Wright's buckwheat Eriogonum wrightii var. membranaceum30 / 945
0.01l  (leafy daisy, Erigeron foliosus; red shanks, Adenostoma sparsifolium)
0.01r31 sand cress Calyptridium monandrum50 / 952
0.01b32 California thistle Cirsium occidentale var. californicum20 / 945
0.01r33 mountain red-root cryptantha Cryptantha micrantha var. lepida99 / 930
0.01r  (golden daisy, Pentachaeta aurea; strigose lotus, Acmispon strigosus; muilla, Muilla maritima)
0.01b34 Parish's needlegrass Stipa parishii var. parishii99 / 964
0.01l  Check for Lupinus excubitus
0.01r35 leafy daisy Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus50 / 9109
0.01l36 goosefoot yellow violet Viola purpurea ssp. quercetorum40 / 318
0.01r37 cupped-leaf ceanothus Ceanothus perplexans50 / 929
0.01r38 western wallflower Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum40 / 4108
0.01b39 baby blue eyes Nemophila menziesii50 / 526
0.01r40 popcorn flower Cryptantha intermedia var. intermedia99 / 961
0.01r41sspminer's lettuce Claytonia parviflora99 / 558
0.02r42 bristly bird's beak Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. setigerus99 / 964
0.02l43 chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum99 / 971
0.02l44 Mexican manzanita Arctostaphylos pungens30 / 920
0.02r  (golden yarrow, Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum)
0.02r45 volcanic gilia Gilia ochroleuca ssp. exilis / 9
0.02b46 southern honeysuckle Lonicera subspicata var. denudata99 / 979
0.03r47 golden daisy Pentachaeta aurea50 / 39
0.03b48 Lemmon's linanthus Leptosiphon lemmonii / 7
0.03b49 annual phlox Microsteris gracilis5 / 111
0.03r50 June grass Koeleria macrantha20 / 528
0.03r51 Munz's mariposa lily Calochortus palmeri var. munzii2 / 23
0.03r52 deergrass Muhlenbergia rigens50 / 970
0.03l53 small-flowered fiddleneck Amsinckia retrorsa5 / 218
0.04r54 California brome Bromus carinatus var. carinatus10 / 277
0.04l  (southern mountain woolly-star, Eriastrum densifolium ssp. austromontanum)
0.04b55 western lupine Lupinus formosus30 / 55
0.04r56 Mojave lomatium Lomatium mohavense20 / 910
0.05l57~Fremont's goosefoot Chenopodium fremontii30 / 564
0.05l  (common phacelia, Phacelia distans; Parry's nolina, Nolina parryi)
0.05l  Sign: "PCT; Live Oak Spring Trail 8 miles, Cedar Spring Trailhead 12 miles; Fobes Trailhead 15 miles; San Jacinto Peak 28 miles"
0.05l58 white mugwort Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. albula50 / 924
0.05b59 blue larkspur Delphinium parryi ssp. parryi7 / 129
0.05r60 squirreltail Elymus elymoides99 / 9112
0.06b61 California evening-primrose Oenothera californica ssp. californica5 / 16
0.07r62 southern mountain woolly-star Eriastrum densifolium ssp. austromontanum50 / 539
0.07r63 blue wildrye Elymus glaucus10 / 238
0.07l64 wild tarragon Artemisia dracunculus3 / 1106
0.07l  (shepherd's purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris)
0.07l  Sign with PCT Map and Memorial
0.07r  (California bee plant, Scrophularia californica)
0.07r65 purple nightshade Solanum xanti99 / 532
0.07r66 San Diego pea Lathyrus vestitus var. alefeldii10 / 242
0.08r  (scarlet bugler, Penstemon centranthifolius)
0.09l67 foothill needlegrass Stipa lepida60 / 131
0.10r  (oak mistletoe, Phoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosum)
0.10l68 muilla Muilla maritima25 / 324
0.10r69 hoary aster Dieteria asteroides20 / 84
0.10l70 woolly yellow chaenactis Chaenactis glabriuscula var. lanosa15 / 12
0.10l71 Patagonia plantain Plantago patagonica5 / 114
0.11l72 scarlet bugler Penstemon centranthifolius10 / 542
0.11b73 red shanks Adenostoma sparsifolium99 / 916
0.11b74 golden yarrow Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum99 / 9131
0.12l75 California elegant rock-cress Boechera californica50 / 925
0.12l76 spear-leaved mountain dandelion Agoseris retrorsa10 / 546
0.13r77 phlox-leaved bedstraw Galium andrewsii ssp. andrewsii30 / 921
0.18l  (southern tauschia, Tauschia arguta)
0.19l78 Parry pinyon pine Pinus quadrifolia20 / 54
0.19r  (young prickly-pear buried by trail cuttings, probably Opuntia phaeacantha)
0.19r79 fragrant everlasting Pseudognaphalium beneolens20 / 541
0.19r  (imbricate phacelia, Phacelia imbricata ssp. patula)
0.19r80 purple three-awn Aristida purpurea20 / 53
0.19r81 Jones' prickly-nut cryptantha Cryptantha muricata var. jonesii99 / 917
0.23l82 Mojave prickly-pear Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea50 / 913
0.26r83 southern tauschia Tauschia arguta50 / 923
0.31r84 Mohave yucca Yucca schidigera3 / 261
0.31r85 California buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium30 / 5123
0.33r86 pink-bracted manzanita Arctostaphylos pringlei ssp. drupacea99 / 942
0.33r87 birch-leaf mountain-mahogany Cercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides99 / 964
0.35 88 desert prickly-pear Opuntia phaeacantha20 / 942
0.36r89 narrowleaf goldenbush Ericameria linearifolia50 / 934
0.37   Switchback left
0.38r90 three-lobed oxytheca Sidotheca trilobata20 / 112
0.42b91 chaparral yucca Hesperoyucca whipplei30 / 991
0.42r92 Parish's bluecurls Trichostema parishii20 / 918
0.44l93 dead in 2015; live one later on trail; showy penstemon Penstemon spectabilis var. spectabilis3 / 328
0.47 94 California chicory Rafinesquia californica1 / 138
0.49 95 western tansy-mustard Descurainia pinnata10 / 174
0.49   Local high point on the trail, elevation 5045 feet (1538 m); trail now descends into side drainages of Penrod Creek
0.49r96~small fescue Festuca microstachys10 / 115
0.50b97 Veatch's blazing star Mentzelia veatchiana40 / 211
0.51r98~dead in 2015: giant four o'clock Mirabilis multiflora var. pubescens1 / 119
0.52b99 whorledleaf penstemon Keckiella ternata var. ternata20 / 933
0.53   Trail touches ridge briefly
0.59l100 check if on-trail or not; southern jewel-flower Streptanthus campestris10 / 310
0.60r101 Torrey's scrub oak Quercus acutidens20 / 942
0.60l102 perennial rock-cress Boechera perennans40 / 933
 r103 Definite location at mile 0.84; approximate first location is near here; Purpus' wing-nut cryptantha Cryptantha pterocarya var. purpusii20 / 33
0.64r104 ashy silk tassel Garrya flavescens50 / 927
0.65l105 Jeffrey pine Pinus jeffreyi30 / 5123
0.72   Switchback right
0.78   Trail turns left 90° at drainage
0.78r106 bush senecio Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii2 / 113
0.79r107 California bee plant Scrophularia californica4 / 241
0.84r108 silver puffs Uropappus lindleyi5 / 563
0.86r109 interior live oak Quercus wislizeni var. frutescens50 / 942
0.89   Switchback right
0.92b110 flannelbush Fremontodendron californicum6 / 113
0.92r111 basketbush Rhus aromatica3 / 352
 b  not numbered since it may be the same as species at the trailhead; narrow-leaved miner's lettuce Claytonia parviflora ssp. parviflora99 / 140
0.93l112 sticky false-gilia Allophyllum glutinosum20 / 117
0.93l113 branching phacelia Phacelia ramosissima5 / 265
0.93l114 blue dicks Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum99 / 783
0.96   Arborescent interior live oak, Quercus wislizeni, and arborescent Torrey's scrub oak, Q. acutidens
  115 need to locate: Nevada cryptantha Cryptantha nevadensis var. nevadensis / 13
1.00b116 *herb sophia Descurainia sophia5 / 25
1.00r117 southern Chinese houses Collinsia concolor5 / 320
1.01r118 narrowleaf bedstraw Galium angustifolium ssp. angustifolium10 / 394
1.01r119 naked buckwheat Eriogonum nudum var. pauciflorum10 / 281
1.01l120 beaked penstemon Penstemon rostriflorus20 / 470
1.02l121 little monardella Monardella nana40 / 96
1.02l122 goldenrod Solidago velutina ssp. californica30 / 4135
1.03l123 beautiful hulsea Hulsea vestita ssp. callicarpha1 / 142
1.04r124 coast live oak Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia1 / 151
1.04r  (Parish's chaenactis, Chaenactis parishii)
1.04   Cross dry drainage
1.06r  (desert dudleya, Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides)
1.09r  Cone from Coulter pine, Pinus coulteri, with no nearby tree
1.11r125 golden-bowl mariposa Calochortus concolor / 8
1.13r126 Martin's paintbrush Castilleja applegatei ssp. martinii10 / 472
1.13r127 one-sided bluegrass Poa secunda ssp. secunda10 / 361
1.14 128 desert needlegrass Stipa speciosa50 / 950
1.15   Trail turns right 90°
1.23   Trail turns left at dry drainage; local low point, elevation 4900 feet (1494 m)
1.23r129 white-margined oxytheca Sidotheca emarginata20 / 310
1.23r130 mountain grape-soda lupine Lupinus excubitus var. austromontanus3 / 151
1.23r131 Parish's chaenactis Chaenactis parishii30 / 73
1.23b132 California milkweed Asclepias californica2 / 210
1.24r133 Parry's green-gentian Frasera parryi15 / 46
1.30   Trail is lined with desert needlegrass, Stipa speciosa, in a sea of even-aged chamise
  134 need to locate: silky lotus Acmispon heermannii var. heermannii / 21
1.41l135 hollyleaf redberry Rhamnus ilicifolia25 / 981
1.43r136 Parry's nolina Nolina parryi5 / 526
1.44   Switchback left at minor drainage
1.47r137 Eastwood manzanita Arctostaphylos glandulosa4 / 212
1.49r138 dead in 2015: chaparral bush mallow Malacothamnus fasciculatus1 / 120
1.64r139 Columbia cutleaf Hymenopappus filifolius var. lugens40 / 39
1.71   Trail turns left at small drainage
1.73r140 beady lipfern Cheilanthes covillei20 / 556
1.73   Trail turns left at drainage
1.73r141 woolly Indian paintbrush Castilleja foliolosa20 / 525
1.74r142 southern California silver-lotus Acmispon argophyllus var. argophyllus5 / 533
1.74r143 bird's-foot fern Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata30 / 976
1.74r144 desert dudleya Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides20 / 950
1.74l145 Wallace's woolly daisy Eriophyllum wallacei var. wallacei99 / 913
1.74r146 bluish spike-moss Selaginella asprella2 / 212
1.74r147 California filago Logfia filaginoides20 / 269
1.82   Cross small drainage
1.85   Cross small drainage
1.87   Cross small drainage
1.87r  (white sage, Salvia apiana)
1.90r148 Acton encelia Encelia actoni1 / 130
1.90r  Check if this Gilia is the same species as earlier
1.92r149 chia Salvia columbariae1 / 1117
1.95r150 coast-range melic Melica imperfecta20 / 781
1.97r151 wide-leaved rock goldenbush Ericameria cuneata var. spathulata50 / 913
2.03b152 slender sunflower Helianthus gracilentus20 / 128
2.07r  (red brome, Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens)
2.07   Cross drainage
  153 Need to locate and on-trail or off-trail: Parry's collinsia Collinsia parryi / 1
2.12r  (threadstem, Pterostegia drymarioides)
2.13r154 oak mistletoe Phoradendron serotinum ssp. tomentosum1 / 142
2.13r  (hairy bush monkeyflower, Mimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens)
2.19r155 hairy bush monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus var. pubescens20 / 916
2.20l156 purple owl's-clover Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta1 / 122
2.22 157 desert baccharis Baccharis sergiloides10 / 227
2.23r158 white everlasting Pseudognaphalium microcephalum20 / 946
2.25 159 sugar bush Rhus ovata1 / 163
2.26l  (hollyleaf cherry, Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia)
2.26   Cross drainage
2.27 160 southern gilia Saltugilia australis2 / 15
2.28r  Trails parallels beautiful rock drainage with prickly-pear cactus as a dominant plant!
2.28  ~(dwarf athysanus, Athysanus pusillus; side-oats grama, Bouteloua curtipendula; pygmy-weed, Crassula connata; ~goldback fern, ~Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis; California popcorn flower, Plagiobothrys collinus var. fulvescens; slender popcorn flowerPlagiobothrys tenellus; bulbous blue grass, Poa bulbosa ssp. vivipara; Parish's campion, Silene parishii)
2.28l161 threadstem Pterostegia drymarioides2 / 179
2.29l162 fringe-pod Thysanocarpus curvipes3 / 136
2.37   Cross side drainage
 r163 pygmy-weed Crassula connata10 / 155
 b164 Need to locate: wild canterbury bells Phacelia minor10 / 141
2.42r  (pink-bracted manzanita, Arctostaphylos pringlei growing in a rock)
2.43   Three quick switchbacks at drainage
2.43r  (check for different clover, Trifolium sp.)
2.43l165 hollyleaf cherry Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia5 / 337
2.45b166 cotton-thorn Tetradymia comosa5 / 14
2.48l  (Second farthest tree is Coulter pine, Pinus coulteri)
2.48   Local high point on the trail, elevation 5160 feet (1573 m)
2.51l  (On flat rocks just beyond easy visibility from trail: mountain California-fuchsia, Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium; rock ivesia, Ivesia saxosa)
2.56   Trail now parallels drainage coming in from right
2.57l  (rock ivesia, Ivesia saxosa)
2.57   Cross main side drainage
2.59r167 California brickellbush Brickellia californica2 / 257
2.59   Cross smaller side drainage
2.61r  (closest rock ivesia, Ivesia saxosa; 4 plants at eye level)
2.62r  (white-flowering currant, Ribes indecorum)
2.64l168 short-lobed phacelia Phacelia brachyloba / 7
2.64l169 false monkeyflower Mimulus pilosus / 36
2.69   Switchback left at major side drainage to Penrod Creek; local low point, elevation 5140 feet (1567 m)
2.69r170 California everlasting Pseudognaphalium californicum / 62
2.69r171 *creeping bentgrass Agrostis stolonifera10 / 12
2.69b172 spring draba Draba verna99 / 24
2.69  ?(green miner's lettuce, Claytonia parviflora ssp. viridis; like annual sandwort,Minuartia pusilla?; small-head field clover, Trifolium microcephalum; tomcat clover, Trifolium willdenovii; Engelmann's hedgehog cactus, Echinocereus engelmannii; woodland star, Lithophragma affine)
2.71b173 thick-leaved yerba santa Eriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium10 / 323
2.71   Switchback right
2.94   Local high point on trail, elevation 5200 feet (1585 m)
2.97   Cross small drainage
3.02   Trail turns left 90°
3.07   Trail turns left 90°
3.13   Switchback right
3.13r174 dead in 2015: pancake prickly-pear Opuntia chlorotica1 / 111
3.18r175 Parish's campion Silene parishii1 / 140
3.22   Switchback left
3.29   Switchback right
3.31b176 mountain California-fuchsia Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium10 / 2126
3.31c177 *Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon1 / 155
3.36r178 side-oats grama Bouteloua curtipendula5 / 18
3.36l179 *rattail fescue Festuca myuros20 / 163
3.36l  (yarrow, Achillea millefolium; arroyo willow, Salix lasiolepis; velvet ash, Fraxinus velutina)
3.36   Cross Penrod Creek; local low point, elevation 5030 feet (1533 m)
3.36l ~(~slender wheatgrass, ~Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus; common monkeyflower, Mimulus guttatus; ripgut brome, Bromus diandrus; Mexican rush, Juncus mexicanus; ~lesser paintbrush, ~Castilleja minor ssp. spiralis)
3.36l180 water chickweed Montia fontana10 / 11
3.36b181 willow-leaved dock Rumex californicus5 / 115
3.36r182spsow thistle Sonchus sp.1 / 1
3.36r sp(sedge, Carex sp.; purple clarkia, Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera; clover, Trifolium sp.)
3.36l183 spreading fleabane Erigeron divergens3 / 18
3.36l184 bajada lupine Lupinus concinnus5 / 177
3.36l  (Cleveland's horkelia, Horkelia clevelandii var. clevelandii; check for dwarf lupine, Lupinus bicolor)
 r185 Need to locate: Coulter's snapdragon Antirrhinum coulterianum / 220
  186 Need to locate: white bluecup Githopsis diffusa ssp. candida / 4
3.38   Trail turns right 90°
 l187 Need to locate and on-trail or off-trail: California groundsel Senecio californicus1 / 111
3.41r188 velvet ash Fraxinus velutina1 / 19
3.42   Cross small drainage
  189 Need to precisely locate, and on or off-trail: mountain carpet clover Trifolium monanthum ssp. grantianum / 48
  190~Need to precisely locate, and on or off-trail: *smooth cat's ear Hypochaeris glabra / 46
 r  Need to precisely locate this off-trail plant: San Bernardino Mountain onion Allium monticola /
3.51   Cross small drainage
  191 Need to locate: *common dandelion Taraxacum officinale / 20
3.58b192 yarrow Achillea millefolium10 / 174
3.58b193 Mexican rush Juncus mexicanus30 / 264
3.58l  PCT marker
  194 Need to locate: bush poppy Dendromecon rigida / 21
  195 Need to locate: blue-eyed grass Sisyrinchium bellum / 33
3.67r  (An amazing rock cliff filled with rock ivesia, Ivesia saxicola.)
3.67r196sspsticky cinquefoil Drymocallis glandulosa1 / 116
3.67   Cross small drainage
3.68r197spshort grass31
  198 Need to locate: tower mustard Turritis glabra1 / 18
  199 dwarf lupine Lupinus bicolor50 / 151
3.71b200 bracken Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens20 / 183
3.71l201 American vetch Vicia americana ssp. americana / 24
  202 Need to locate: goldenstar Bloomeria crocea / 25
3.74   Cross sandy drainage of Penrod Creek branch
3.88l  PCT sign in a forest of interior live oak, Q. wislizeni, many with single trunks
3.90   Leave forest
4.02r  PCT sign
4.18   Species beyond this point added by Kirk Anderson from multiple hikes, placed in best estimate of order, sometimes with an educated guess at the mileage. All need more work to precisely locate them.
  203 Parish' Jacumba milk-vetch Astragalus douglasii var. parishii / 24
  204 Hall's caulanthus Caulanthus hallii / 11
4.50 205 Need to locate: Coulter pine Pinus coulteri / 39
4.53   Cross tributary of west branch of Penrod Creek
  206 canyon live oak Quercus chrysolepis / 108
  207 Utah service-berry Amelanchier utahensis / 29
4.88   Cross another tributary of west branch of Penrod Creek
5.16   Cross another tributary of west branch of Penrod Creek
5.18   Cross road to marble mine
  208 Fremont's monkeyflower Mimulus fremontii var. fremontii / 8
  209~Nuttall's nemacladus Nemacladus ramosissimus / 2
  210 Brewer's monkeyflower Mimulus breweri / 29
5.20r211 narrowleaf monardella Monardella linoides ssp. linoides / 14
5.20r212 prickly poppy Argemone munita / 25
5.60r213 chaparral lotus Acmispon grandiflorus var. grandiflorus / 4
5.90b214 rock buckwheat Eriogonum saxatile / 31
  215 Parish's tauschia Tauschia parishii / 31
  216 southern mountain phlox Phlox austromontana / 14
6.00r217 Coville's dwarf abronia Abronia nana var. covillei35 / 11
6.00r218 narrow-leaved brickellia Brickellia oblongifolia var. linifolia / 3
6.12   Saddle, elevation 5940 feet (1810 m); jct. Tunnel Spring Trail (l), Oak Canyon Spring and Live Oak Spring Trails (r); cross to east side of Desert Divide
7.91   Switchback left below Lion Peak
8.09   Switchback right below Lion Peak
8.91   Cross due west of Pine Mountain, elevation 6820 feet (2079 m); trail flattish for next 1.5 miles
9.31   Closest approach to Pyramid Peak
10.15   Little Desert Peak, elevation 6868 feet (2094 m)
10.40l  Saddle; jct. Cedar Spring Trail, elevation 6780 feet (2066 m)
12.57   Cedar Spring Trailhead
    Species seen only off-trail in the above guide are repeated here:
  219 strigose lotus Acmispon strigosus / 112
  220 San Bernardino Mountain onion Allium monticola / 9
  221 dwarf athysanus Athysanus pusillus / 6
  222 *ripgut brome Bromus diandrus / 101
  223 *red brome Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens / 150
  224 *shepherd's purse Capsella bursa-pastoris / 14
  225 sedge Carex sp. / 2
  226 lesser paintbrush Castilleja minor ssp. spiralis / 12
  227 purple clarkia Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera / 38
  228 green miner's lettuce Claytonia parviflora ssp. viridis / 17
  229 Engelmann's hedgehog cactus Echinocereus engelmannii / 82
  230 slender wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus / 33
  231 Cleveland's horkelia Horkelia clevelandii var. clevelandii / 42
  232 rock ivesia Ivesia saxosa / 5
  233 woodland star Lithophragma affine / 15
  234 common monkeyflower Mimulus guttatus / 39
  235 annual sandwort Minuartia pusilla? /
  236 goldback fern Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis / 41
  237 common phacelia Phacelia distans / 101
  238 imbricate phacelia Phacelia imbricata ssp. patula / 40
  239 California popcorn flower Plagiobothrys collinus var. fulvescens / 9
  240 slender popcorn flower Plagiobothrys tenellus / 6
  241 *bulbous blue grass Poa bulbosa ssp. vivipara / 10
  242 white-flowering currant Ribes indecorum / 43
  243 arroyo willow Salix lasiolepis / 78
  244 white sage Salvia apiana / 97
  245 small-head field clover Trifolium microcephalum / 24
  246 tomcat clover Trifolium willdenovii / 26

Comments On Specific Species

Pinus quadrifolia. Most specimens had three needles per cluster. One specimen had four needles per cluster; another had two needles per cluster; and one had half its branches with three needles per cluster and half with four needles per cluster. See Pinus monophylla X P. quadrifolia: Addendum: Pinus juarezensis x P. monophylla for more information.

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